On the Road and In Your Backyard

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Sucked into solving tech issues the past two days, missed most of yesterday’s match, even! So my apologies. I’ve got to combine a slew of posts into the realbtl finale, and that’s more time then I have right now.

Today, pictures from valued commenter Ceci n est pas mon nym.

Mike Pence was in Philadelphia this evening (Tuesday Jun 19) for a fundraiser.

Mike Pence motorcade route

Taken on 2018-06-19

20th Street Philadelphia

Here are the crowds along his exit route giving his motorcade a warm traditional Philly send-off.

To add to the joyous occasion, major roads in this part of town were closed off at the height of rush hour.


Thank you so much Ceci n est pas mon nym, do send us more when you can.


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15 replies
  1. 1
    J R in WV says:

    Thas pretty funny, nicely dressed lady giving Dence the finger he so richly deserves!
    Thank you for the pic.

  2. 2
    waratah says:

    Alain you chose a great photo.

  3. 3
    debbie says:

    Can Philly handle such large, unruly crowds? //

  4. 4
    OzarkHillbilly says:

    I wonder if there is a city anywhere in this country where they can get a warm welcome. Birmingham maybe.

  5. 5
    rikyrah says:

    That picture has made my morning 😄😄

  6. 6
    Steeplejack says:

    Is it too much to ask to get the picture oriented the right way?

    But, hey, the new pop-up ads are working perfectly.

    // Morning crabbiness watching Trump press conference.

  7. 7
    Mr. Prosser says:

    The kids are alright

  8. 8
    MomSense says:


  9. 9
    SoupCatcher says:


    The automated photo-uploading routine is bigoted: it refuses to recognize portrait orientation. Requires Alain, in other words.

    I’m rolling with it, and thinking of it as the “fuck you sideways” picture.

  10. 10
    Steeplejack says:


    Not helping, since Alain curates “On the Road” and (I believe) wrote the photo-uploading routine.

    Over to the Tour de France to ease my mood. Brest to Mûr de Bretagne Guerlédan today: sunny, 75° and low humidity.

  11. 11
    B.B.A. says:

    I thought the traditional “Philly send-off” was throwing batteries.

  12. 12
    Steeplejack (phone) says:


    I’m okay with that.

  13. 13
    FlyingToaster says:

    @OzarkHillbilly: A city? Nope. Because city dwellers want services, and would prefer the lump-sum “taxes” method of paying for them, rather than being nickeled and dimed to death.

    The only places this administration is going to be welcomed are exurban private golf courses that are near former or current air force bases, because that way the motorcade isn’t IN OUR FUCKING WAY.


  14. 14
    FlipYrWhig says:

    I used to live on 22nd St in Philadelphia! Good times.

  15. 15
    stinger says:

    Great pic.

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